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Four pages from Ex Machina #49, the conclusion of the "Pro-Life" story arc. It's the penultimate issue of the series and as you might expect, some answers are revealed.

He dons the Great Machine gear and confronts Suzanne, who's already opened the portal to the alternate dimension the people who gave Hundred his powers came from.

She activates one of the nullifiers Hundred built that would take away his powers, which she'd stolen off of Kremlin. However, it doesn't seem to work, and Hundred commands a truck to ram her.

Does anyone else feel vaguely disappointed? All that build up about the mystery behind his power, all the cryptic hints and clues, and this is the culmination? Some generic demons-want-to-invade-our-dimension plot?

creator: brian k. vaughan, title: ex machina, creator: tony harris, publisher: wildstorm

Date: 2010-05-24 12:29 pm (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
What really worries me is that the three-eyed head kind of makes me wonder what Warren Ellis would look like after too much coffee...

Date: 2010-05-24 12:49 pm (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
But, that's. Tony Harris' face.

Date: 2010-05-24 06:03 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
From all accounts, Ellis is nothing like his various alter egoes and Mary Sues in real life. I was thinking that Ol' Three Eyes was more like G.G. Allin in his current occupation.

Date: 2010-05-24 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A detailing of the Warren Ellis contradiction, in comic form:

Date: 2010-05-24 12:37 pm (UTC)
silverzeo: Mildly annoyed mode (CSJ is Trunks!)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
If I didn't know better, I say this book is implying that Obama may not be on the up and up.


Date: 2010-05-24 08:18 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-05-24 12:37 pm (UTC)
darklorelei: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darklorelei
Yeah, the generic-demons thing is kind of...unsatisfying. Otoh, I don't really know how they'd be able to wrap anything else up?

Also, I'm a bit apprehensive of the last issue. Because I'm not fond of epilogues, and while I liked issue 59 of Y, I HATED issue 60, and I'm wondering if that's going to happen again.

Date: 2010-05-24 12:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
I don't even think it's demons, just a more technological advanced parallel universe. They just percieve them the way they think of them (Suzanne saw them as Angels earlier). That's how I took the hints throught the series anyway.

Either way, I always felt that the big mistery behind the great machine and all the super-heroing was way secondary to the politics and character relations. So while this was really anti-climatic, it was kind of expected.

Date: 2010-05-24 02:34 pm (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (zoom)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
See also Galactus looking different to every species because mortal minds cannot comprehend, etc.

Date: 2010-05-25 01:01 am (UTC)
khamelea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] khamelea
Dib: But you just looked like aliens before you turned into shoes.
Meekrob: Hmmm. Yes, but you couldn't comprehend that.
Dib: Yes, I could.

Date: 2010-05-25 02:22 am (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
I recently re-read through the series so far, and it seemed they were "parasitic" beings, who'd used up their worlds/Earth, with their wanton use of advanced technology, and were advancing on other realities. Maybe just advanced humans, humans merged with intelligent machines, humans merged with The Beyond.

But generally, their greed and lust for survival was driving them to become more "demonic" and less "human."

I'm not as disappointed as others, because the actual little tidbits of an alternate reality with bizarre magi-tek intertwined with the modern politics stuff was gripping. A more in-depth background probably would have put him off.

Date: 2010-05-24 06:06 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
*shrug* Vaughan wouldn't be the first good writer who has a problem with writing endings.

Date: 2010-05-24 06:20 pm (UTC)
mola_ram: let's put a smile on that face (Default)
From: [personal profile] mola_ram
Vaguely Disappointed! I feel like I was tricked into buying a used car without a steering wheel! D:<

It would have made so much more sense to have the sideways travellers come from a parallel dimension of earth where everyone had been cyberized and everything was ruled by some cold machine logic without room for things such as free will, love or freedom, rather than something from hellish dimension 101.

So I guess that the Vatican was right all along... :P

Date: 2010-05-24 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] twigcollins
Read "John Dies at the End" by David Wong.

You won't be disappointed.

Date: 2010-05-25 02:47 pm (UTC)
mola_ram: let's put a smile on that face (Default)
From: [personal profile] mola_ram
The title alone has me intrigued... ;)

Date: 2010-05-25 02:06 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I kinda thought it'd be a parallel earth who was somewhat more advanced but screwed over by some disaster so they wanted ours.

Date: 2010-05-25 02:44 pm (UTC)
mola_ram: let's put a smile on that face (Default)
From: [personal profile] mola_ram
That would have worked as well. Good idea :)

Date: 2010-05-26 03:05 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
"The meteor screwed us over!"

"Yea, but we have the tech from all the inventions we tried trying to stop us."

"It's not like controlling animals or machines is going to make Earth happy again."

"But the dimensional tech has potential."

"Nah, even if we found a lower tech earth, they'd still outnumber us."

"Ah, but what if-!"


-My thought, especially after we did get to see the guy from the other reality earlier.

Date: 2010-05-26 06:58 pm (UTC)
mola_ram: let's put a smile on that face (Default)
From: [personal profile] mola_ram
SOLD!!!!! =D

Date: 2010-05-24 07:45 pm (UTC)
neuhallidae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
Those panels where he picks her up, oh-so-casually strolls over, and chucks her into the alternate dimension are kind of hilarious.

Date: 2010-05-24 08:15 pm (UTC)
darklorelei: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darklorelei
On the next page she screams "I'm with the press!". I laughed. A lot.

Date: 2010-05-25 01:15 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
I guess context would help and probably paint her as a villain I presume but it seems really damn mean to just pick her up and toss her into the equivalent of hell.

And having only read the first trade I'm rather surprised at all the comic booky plots thrown into Ex Machina (like alternate universes from what I've heard) when it's essentially supposed to be a book about a regular guy who just happened to get powers.


Date: 2010-05-25 02:24 am (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
Yeeeeeaaah, she'd basically told people to kill themselves and ripped people to shreds with her bare hands. And she was forcing January to lure people to their deaths and other messed up, manipulative hostage-taker type things. She went pretty far deep in wanting all of humanity to die before the end of the series.


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